The Late Great Me

The Late Great Me

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by Sandra Scoppettone
     
 

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"You've got to be somebody, Geri. You can't be nobody. You don't want to be president of a lot of leftover people." That's my mother talking. She's always bugging me about "all-round popularity" which was important stuff back in the fifties—which, if you ask me, is where my mother is still living. Whatever "all-round popularity" is, I didn't have it—until I

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"You've got to be somebody, Geri. You can't be nobody. You don't want to be president of a lot of leftover people." That's my mother talking. She's always bugging me about "all-round popularity" which was important stuff back in the fifties—which, if you ask me, is where my mother is still living. Whatever "all-round popularity" is, I didn't have it—until I started going out with Dave Townsend. He was new my junior year and very good looking. With Dave I could do anything—talk to anyone, be funny, even dance—as soon as he handed me my first bottle of wine. And my mother didn't have to worry about her daughter being nobody: I was on my way to becoming Queen of the Juicers, the biggest lush at Walt Whitman High.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553541250
Publisher:
Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
06/01/1993

Meet the Author


Sandra Scoppettone has published nineteen novels, primarily in the crime, mystery, and young adult genres. She has published three novels under the pseudonym Jack Early, including A Creative Kind of Killer, which received an Edgar Allen Poe Award nomination and a Shamus Award, given by the Private Eye Writers of America.

She lives in Long Island, New York.

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The Late Great Me 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While going through my highschools library I stumbled upon the late great me. I couldn't put it down. Geri Peter's charactor takes you along her journey of alcohol to her first sip and to her first AA meeting. This book doesn't lecture about alcohol but allows you to see its destruction through Geri's charactor. I feel this would be the perfect book for educators to have students read while learning about alcohol. This book shows readers how alcohol abuse begins and where it can lead to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Late Great Me is a good book for all teenagers to read. It is a good chance to have to read about alcohol abuse and how to deal with it. The book is mainly about a girl who has a drinking problem. Her name is Geri Peters. She started out in school being not very popular and only had a few friends. She had never had a boyfriend before and she is so excited that on the first day a new student, a boy, came over and talked to her. She slowly started to drink then it got progressively worse. She started to not talk to her old friends and made some new friends that weren't very 'good': people. All they did all day long was drink. She eventually gets so bad she has to seek help and she runs away from home. She gets the help she needs and that is all I am going to tell about the plot because I don't want to tell the ending of the book. It is a great book for teenagers to read because it makes you see the reality of drinking and that it's not all that people make it out to be. It can cause serious health and family problems. I think it really showed me the serious effects of drinking and what it can do to your life. I always saw people on TV telling how bad drinking was but I really never believed it. Now that I have read this book I realize that drinking IS as bad as it seems on TV . The book is a great influence! If you ever get the chance to read it please do!!! You'll love it!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
oh i loved this book so much! i read it for a book report in 7th grade. the book really got me thinking! i love and i would recommend it to anyone!!